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Minnedosa, Manitoba

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Minnedosa is a town in the southwestern part of the Canadian province of Manitoba Situated 50 kilometres 32 mi north of Brandon, Manitoba on the Little Saskatchewan River The town's name means "flowing water" in the Dakota language The population of Minnedosa reported in the 2006 Statistics Canada Census was 2,474 The town is located in the Rural Municipality of Minto and bordered to the south by the Rural Municipality of Odanah

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Climate
  • 3 Tourist sites
  • 4 Local media
    • 41 Television
  • 5 Schools
  • 6 Notable people
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

History

Year Pop ±%
1901 1,052 —    
1911 1,483 +410%
1921 1,505 +15%
1931 1,680 +116%
1941 1,636 −26%
1951 2,085 +274%
1961 2,211 +60%
1996 2,443 +105%
2001 2,426 −07%
2006 2,474 +20%
2011 2,587 +46%

Prior to the arrival of Europeans in the area of Minnedosa, the land was primarily traveled and used by the nomadic Ojibway, Cree, Assiniboine, and Sioux peoples John Tanner was the grandson of John Tanner who had been raised by a Shawnee He was an American settler who arrived in the area in 1869 The younger Tanner was the first Métis settler in the area and ran a ferry service across the Little Saskatchewan River When a bridge was built in 1879, the ferry became obsolete and at the same time, a small town, Tanner's Crossing, was started nearby John Armitage moved to the area around this time in 1877, and began to build a sawmill and gristmill He joined together with Tanner to lay out a new town site and eventually Armitage had accumulated 3,800 acres 15 km2 of property Tanner named the new town Minnedosa, from the Dakota word mnidúza meaning "flowing water"

Although Minnedosa once hoped to be a site of a river crossing for the Canadian Pacific Railway's transcontinental railway The honour was initially given to Rapid City, while the actual site of the railway was later settled on a site much further south creating the city of Brandon In 1883 Minnedosa was incorporated as a town, it had experienced a period of growth from settlement schemes put forth by the Canadian government As Minnedosa became a town, this coincided with the actual arrival of the railway in 1883, bringing about more growth for the now quickly growing settlement

A dam was proposed in 1907 and approved in December of the same year by the Government of Canada It was built on the Little Saskatchewan River near the town After several delays, the dam was completed in 1912, creating Minnedosa Lake Water first flowed over the spillway on April 10, 1912 Minnedosa was the second community in the Province of Manitoba to generate its own hydroelectric power An earlier project in 1900 was also on the Minnedosa River and supplied power to the town of Brandon, Manitoba Initially privately owned, the generation plant was taken over by the Manitoba Power Commission in 1920 and replaced by a diesel generation plant and by 1930, power from the provincial grid The lake was used as a source of water for the town, for recreation, and for supplying the engines of the Canadian Pacific Railway On May 4, 1948 the spillway of the dam failed due to erosion of structure, and the resulting flood damaged many homes and businesses in the town The spillway was not repaired until 1950 by the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration

Since 1981 the Minnedosa Ethanol Plant has been producing ethanol to be blended into gasoline, as of late 2007 it has been expanded into one of the largest ethanol facilities in Canada This plant is owned and operated by Husky Energy

Minnedosa is home to the baseball team the Minnedosa Mavericks This local AA baseball team has won the league championship for nine consecutive years up to date They are looking to make it 10 in a row this August

Climate

Minnedosa has a humid continental climate Köppen dfb typical of southern Manitoba As a result of its far inland position at a relatively high latitude, winters are extremely cold with a January mean of below −17 °C 1 °F In the relatively short summers Minnedosa experiences warm and sometimes hot temperatures due to warmer continental air masses It is prone to cold nights year-round, with every single month having recorded air frost

Climate data for Minnedosa, Manitoba
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C °F 94
489
111
52
244
759
340
932
360
968
422
108
417
1071
394
1029
361
97
310
878
194
669
122
54
422
108
Average high °C °F −113
117
−73
189
−10
302
88
478
170
626
217
711
240
752
240
752
171
628
90
482
−23
279
−96
147
75
455
Daily mean °C °F −173
09
−132
82
−66
201
23
361
98
496
151
592
173
631
168
622
105
509
32
378
−71
192
−15
5
13
343
Average low °C °F −231
−96
−191
−24
−123
99
−42
244
27
369
85
473
106
511
95
491
37
387
−27
271
−118
108
−208
−54
−49
232
Record low °C °F −467
−521
−467
−521
−422
−44
−294
−209
−16
3
−56
219
−10
302
−44
241
−144
61
−25
−13
−383
−369
−439
−47
−467
−521
Average precipitation mm inches 232
0913
167
0657
270
1063
295
1161
590
2323
767
302
815
3209
696
274
478
1882
343
135
186
0732
210
0827
5048
19874
Average rainfall mm inches 01
0004
04
0016
88
0346
206
0811
577
2272
767
302
815
3209
696
274
478
1882
274
1079
26
0102
14
0055
3944
15528
Average snowfall cm inches 231
909
162
638
182
717
89
35
13
051
00
0
00
0
00
0
00
0
70
276
160
63
196
772
1104
4346
Average precipitation days ≥ 02 mm 76 54 71 62 94 126 116 106 83 76 61 69 993
Source: Environment Canada

Tourist sites

Minnedosa Beach Minnedosa Dam on the Little Saskatchewan River
  • Minnedosa Civic Center - The large clock tower located downtown
  • Buffalo Park - located south of the Minnedosa Dam on PTH 262
  • Train Park located on the east side of Main Street Minnedosa
  • Nature Trail - 20 minute walk through wooded area adjacent to Buffalo Compound Has a swinging bridge as well as a viewing tower
  • Heritage Park - A complex containing several buildings relating to the history of Minnedosa and its surrounding area
  • Lookout Tower - Approximately 40-foot 12 m tower on top of a steep hill Overlooks entire valley
  • Trout Pond - Fishing spot stocked with many trout Located at Heritage Village
  • Minnedosa is also the site of an annual event, called Rockin' the Fields of Minnedosa
  • Antons Lake is a short distance north-west of Minnedosa
  • Minnedosa Paddling Club, part of Manitoba Paddling Association

Local media

  • Minnedosa Tribune

Television

  • CKND-TV-2 Channel 2 Global
  • CKYB-TV Channel 4, Brandon CTV
  • Access 12 Channel 12 Local Community Programming
  • CBWFT-10 Channel 21, Brandon Radio-Canada

Schools

  • There is a high school called Minnedosa Collegiate Institute, often called MCI, and there is an elementary school called Tanner's Crossing School TCS Both schools are part of the Rolling River School Division, which has its main bus dispatch and administration offices in town

Notable people

  • Paula Abdul, American-Canadian singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality spent part of her childhood in Minnedosa
  • Izzy Asper, the founder of CanWest Global Communications Corp
  • Ron Chipperfield, Former NHL Player
  • Frances Gertrude McGill 1877-1959, forensic pathologist and criminologist
  • Maxine Miller, actress
  • Isabela Onyshko, Olympic gymnast 2016
  • Kyle Parrott, 2010 Olympic Speed skater
  • Colin Pearson, Baron Pearson, British law lord
  • Kate Rice, Prospector, adventurer and writer died here
  • Curt Ridley, Former NHL Goaltender

References

  1. ^ Meet the Town Council | Discover Minnedosa | Manitoba's Valley Paradise
  2. ^ a b "2006 Canadian census" Retrieved 2010-07-21 
  3. ^ "Censuses 1871-1931" PDF 
  4. ^ "Census 1941-1951" PDF 
  5. ^ "Census 1961" PDF 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "History of Minnedosa" The Town of Minnedosa Retrieved 2010-07-21 
  7. ^ "History of Brandon" City of Brandon Archived from the original on 2011-07-06 Retrieved 2010-07-02 
  8. ^ Robert M Mummery ed, Hold Back the Dam, Minnedosa District Heritage Foundation,Minnedosa, Manitoba Canada, 1998 ISBN 0-9683317-1-8, pages 8-11
  9. ^ huskyenergycom
  10. ^ "Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010" Environment Canada Retrieved February 28, 2017 
  11. ^ "Minnedosa Collegiate Homepage" Rrsdmbca Retrieved 2013-06-05 
  12. ^ "Tanner's Crossing Homepage" Rrsdmbca Retrieved 2013-06-05 
  13. ^ "Rolling River School Division Homepage" Rrsdmbca Retrieved 2013-06-05 

External links

  • Town of Minnedosa Community Profile
  • Official Website
  • Map of Minnedosa at Statcan

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